A Dienamics Part with an Internal Plastic Thread

All About Threads in Product Design

Threads are critical in Injection Moulding. Not only do they require more complexity in the tool design, the resulting plastic part must work perfectly, with next to no warpage and align perfectly when assembled. It’s important that you get it '...

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A Dienamics Part in a Thickness Analysis showing thick regions in Red.

All about Wall Sections in Product Design

We’ve previously mentioned the importance of wall sections in our article about Ribs in Injection Moulding so in this article we’re going to go greater depths with that subject. We’ll talk about the basic process of injection moulding and '...

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Lets Talk About Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate is a naturally transparent amorphous thermoplastic. Although made commercially available in a variety of colors, the raw material allows for the internal transmission of light nearly in the same capacity as glass. Polycarbonate poly'...

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A Blown Film Machine crating the bubble of plastic sheeting that will become plastic bags.

What is Blown Film?

Blown Film is a manufacturing process that produce films of plastic sheeting and tubes. These sheets or tubes can either be fully cylindrical, or have other object inserted into them so they form useful objects like shopping bags, rubbish bags or'...

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A Living Hinge on a Detergent Bottle Lid

All About Living Hinges in Product Design

Living Hinges, it sounds weird, right? Especially when you are talking about plastic product. There’s nothing “living” about plastic. In this article, we are going to unpack the Living Hinges (also known as integral hinges) in Injection Mou'...

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49 Prototyping and Wireframe Tools for Designers

With so many tools and products now available to use in the design field, it’s no wonder designers feel like they’re lost in a field of tools. Those in the industry look to their colleagues and review websites for information on new products, but'...

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Roto Moulded Kids Play Table and Chairs

What is Rotational Moulding?

Rotational Moulding (Also known as Roto-Moulding or Rotational Casting) is great at making hollow objects. In fact, you probably enjoyed a roto-moulded product over Easter. Hollow chocolate Easter Eggs are roto-moulded, and so are kayaks, water t'...

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Lets Talk About PVC

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is an unsung hero of the plastics industry. Whenever these is a dirty outdoor job, PVC is often the go to material. PVC has been around longer than most plastics having been first synthesized in 1872 and commercially produ'...

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All About Bosses In Injection Moulding

  Let’s talk about bosses. And no, not the ones whipping you to do more work, but the rather helpful ones in plastic injection moulding. Bosses are design elements that strengthen parts. We’re going to unpack why you should have bosse'...

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Trial and Error: Flashing

Flashing is one of the most common flaws found in injection moulded parts. Flash is fine, feathery sections that stick out from a finished part, usually at right angles to the wall section they connect to. What causes it? Sneaky plastic, that's'...

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How much does a new product cost?

Maybe it’s been a fantasy since childhood. Maybe you had a dream about it that was so intense you got up at 4AM to madly sketch it out. Maybe it’s the next product to build on your existing marketplace success. It doesn’t matter how ambi'...

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What Is Blow Moulding?

In our explorations of manufacturing techniques we have covered a number of ways to mass produce plastic parts. Today, we will look at one the one I like to think of as the most underappreciated, Blow Moulding. Blow moulding isn’t as well k'...

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